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Member Spotlight: Joanne Perdue, University of Calgary

This week’s interview is with Joanne Perdue, Director of Sustainability for the University of Calgary. Before joining the university, Joanne worked for many years as an architect on high performance green buildings. One of her most notable projects was the C.K. Choi Building at the University of British Columbia, a groundbreaking green building for its […]

Congress Passes Higher Education Sustainability Act (HESA)

For those who have been following the Higher Education Sustainability Act (HESA), I’m thrilled to report that today Congress overwhelmingly passed all HESA provisions as part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HR 4137). The Act should be signed into law very soon by the President. The terrific support for HESA by the campus sustainability […]

Member Spotlight: Jesse Pyles, Green Mountain College

We had the opportunity to hear from Jesse Pyles, the Service-Learning & Sustainability Coordinator at Green Mountain College. Green Mountain College has a strong environmental mission reflected in the 37-credit Environmental Liberal Arts General Education Program that all students complete. Experiential education and service learning are also emphasized, providing students opportunities for hands-on learning. Before […]

Member Spotlight: Susan Kidd, Agnes Scott College

I’m pleased to announce that AASHE is kicking off a new interview series with sustainability leaders from campuses, businesses, and non-profit organizations that are taking the lead in advancing sustainability in higher education. Our inaugural interview is with Susan Kidd, the Director of Sustainability at Agnes Scott College. Susan became the first director of sustainability […]

Setting Campus Climate Targets: Necessity vs. Feasibility

An article in last week’s Chronicle of Higher Education shows that a major reason for not signing the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) is concern that it isn’t achievable. The article says, “Most of the nonsigning colleges contacted by The Chronicle doubt that the ultimate goal of the commitment – climate neutrality, […]

Thirteen Tips for a Sustainable Season

Two years ago, I wrote the below article for the Sustainability@Duke website. Most of the ideas in that article are still valid, but many of the links have gone bad, so I’m re-posting it here with new links and a few additional edits. Another advantage of reposting it here is that this site has the […]